There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to adoption. Some women fear stigmas surrounding adoption and stress about making the right adoption plan. Many women choose adoption if they aren’t ready to be a parent and are uncomfortable with abortion.
Whatever your reasons for considering adoption, we can help! It’s important for you to understand the different types of adoption plans you can make. Remember that you are in control of the plan and can make the decisions that are right for you.
An open adoption plan allows for the most flexibility. Most women who choose open adoptions do so as a way to have relationship with their child and the adoptive family.
In an open adoption, you can have communication with your child and regular visits can be arranged. This option is best for people who desire relationship but aren’t able to be parents themselves.
A closed adoption is best for women who prefer not to have ongoing communication with their child or adoptive family. This decision can be made for a variety of reasons, and there should be no shame or judgment in that.
In a closed adoption, the birth records will be sealed, meaning the child will never be able to contact you or find out who you are, allowing you to remain anonymous and move forward with your life.
As the name sounds, a semi-open adoption is somewhere in between an open and closed adoption. You will work to put together the plan that’s right for you with the input of the adoptive family, and both sides can stipulate terms like how communication will look moving forward, etc.
If you’re considering adoption as an option for your unplanned pregnancy, we’re here to help. We can answer questions and also provide you with referrals to adoption agencies in the area that can assist with your adoption plan.